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Old 04-22-2018, 05:33 PM
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Hi, I am in the process of swapping a 1996 2.5 AMC Dakota Sport 2WD over to a 5.9L Magnum. I have all of the electronics, trans, and tuning plans sorted out but I am on wits end on how the engine mounts piece together. I know the frame mounts have to swapped and I will source those out but all I can find for engine mounts are these:

This only looks like part of the equation and looks like there is a lot missing than just that one piece. Does anyone have any detailed pictures (driver and passenger side) of 2WD engine mounts on their 3.9/5.2? I really need something to go by and Google searches are not helping. Thanks in advance.
 
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If you have the FSM it should be in there. In the 95FSM (there is a 95FSM on the FAQ page) the 5.2 motor mounts which I do not know if they are the same are in chapter 9 page 82 for the 2WD front mounts. it has a blow up diagram. Scroll down for the 4WD.
 
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by onemore94dak View Post
If you have the FSM it should be in there. In the 95FSM (there is a 95FSM on the FAQ page) the 5.2 motor mounts which I do not know if they are the same are in chapter 9 page 82 for the 2WD front mounts. it has a blow up diagram. Scroll down for the 4WD.
Do you have a way you can scan the 2WD breakdown of the mounts? I don't have a FSM handy.
 

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Originally Posted by onemore94dak View Post
If you have the FSM it should be in there. In the 95FSM (there is a 95FSM on the FAQ page) the 5.2 motor mounts which I do not know if they are the same are in chapter 9 page 82 for the 2WD front mounts. it has a blow up diagram. Scroll down for the 4WD.
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Do you have a way you can scan the 2WD breakdown of the mounts? I don't have a FSM handy.
He's got one as handy as you do *grins*

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He's got one as handy as you do *grins*

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Thank you, reading comprehension > me lol.
 
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Where are you guys getting the strut(s?) that bolt onto the insulator assemblies and frame bracket struts? Square bodies are getting scarce at local yards and this doesn't seem something you can by online or at parts stores. Are there any alternatives for these? EDIT: Found this diagram that shows the strut as being "auto only", for those of you who have stick 3.9/5.2s do you have the struts?
 

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Where are you guys getting the strut(s?) that bolt onto the insulator assemblies and frame bracket struts? Square bodies are getting scarce at local yards and this doesn't seem something you can by online or at parts stores. Are there any alternatives for these? EDIT: Found this diagram that shows the strut as being "auto only", for those of you who have stick 3.9/5.2s do you have the struts?
That barrel mount is different than the mounts you show. I had those barrel mounts and struts on my auto 3.9. I was able to successfully swap them onto my 5.9 magnum drop in. The struts are just braces that connect the block to the bell housing of the trans. You can likely live without them.

Here's my original thread when I first started my build on the mounts with some pictures: https://dodgeforum.com/forum/1st-gen...gnum-swap.html
 
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Where are you guys getting the strut(s?) that bolt onto the insulator assemblies and frame bracket struts?... ...EDIT: Found this diagram that shows the strut as being "auto only", for those of you who have stick 3.9/5.2s do you have the struts?
To answer your question 96daksport, my '89 5 speed (4wd) had the struts. When I swapped out the 3.9/NP2500 with a 5.2/NV3500 I kept the struts.
 
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Thanks for the replies guys. Looks like I'll be going without them for now.
 
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